A fantastic looking staff for training with, in your chosen martial art. These Japanese White Oak Bo Staff are a beautiful weapon and so versatile. Made from White Oak wood and the same thickness for the entire length of the staff. They are popular with many of the Japanese Martial Arts including Karate and Ninjutsu, but also the Southern Kung Fu Styles like Hung Kuen and Lau Gar.
A lot of people will claim White Oak is lighter, or stronger, or heavier or allows better qi flow, but personally at Enso we find they are the same strength, weight, usability as the Red Oak Bo Staffs but just much prettier. However, if you do want a lighter staff just call us and we'll pick one out for you. They are a perfect alternative to the standard Red Oak Bo Staff, not only do they have a beautiful grain in them but they also stand out in a sea of Red Oak Bo Staffs. Perfect for not getting 'accidentally' pinched at the end of a class or seminar.
These are a really tough weapon and will stand up to some abuse, but don’t forget it is wood. Wood can break so a real thumping could end up with a broken stick. Look after your staff and it will last you for years.
Made in the standard Bo Staff length of 6ft / 72 inches / 183cm with a 32mm diameter (sizes may vary slightly) You can also buy the Bo Staff Case to store and carry it in.
“Some people will argue that the White Oak Bo Staff is lighter or softer or tougher than the Red Oak Weapons. But it makes no difference. If you can come to the shop and pick through our selection, you’ll see it makes no difference and better to pick the one you like the best.”
Doug Swift – Owner of Enso Martial Arts Shop
All Bo Staffs at Enso Martial Arts Shop are the standard Bo length but there can be minor variations on thickness and weight.
If you’re not sure on what is best for you. please contact us at our shop to discuss your best choice, call (0117) 9425832 or email [email protected]
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Very happy with the purchase of my Japanese White Oak Bo Staff. I also bought a case to protect it. Both products I am more than happy with. I am new to learning the bo staff so did a lot of searching before purchasing from Enso. I study Shotokan but want to broaden my skills and the bo staff has always been at the top of my list to learn and study. This staff will last a lifetime...
My white oak Bo from Enso arrived on Friday and I love it! Really nice weight and feels fab. Looks good as well, which is always a bonus.
Thanks to the guys at Enso for the help with the order and the chat when I was deciding what to get